The Abel Tasman is supposed to be one of the most beautiful places in the South Island. With yellow sand and crystal clear waters. It probably would've been had it stopped raining for 5 minutes! Other than driving up and down the same stretch of road and round in circles, there's not much to say about Abel Tasman.
We did free camp in a nice little place next to the beach, which would've been lovely except for the BLOODY RAIN.
This is another place that we'd like to come back to as the weather really didn't do it justice.